Matthew Bradley trained as an illustrator at the Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Graphic Design before obtaining his honours in curatorship from the University of Cape Town in 2014. While studying, he started to explore his interest in photography.
Bradley describes his work as "mental notes on his surroundings and experiences". His illustration work is humorous, creating visuals of the mundane with a twist. Similarly, his photography is of everyday objects. With a focus on illustration, he is interested in exploring printing onto fabric for use in clothing and accessories.